Summary: A measure what ever amount it is...is Gods standard of faith! and one thing we know about God He never short changes His Children... He always supplies more than enough to complete the task at hand.
God said..."You Already Have Enough"
A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on his way down. “Is anyone up there?” he cried out. “I am here, I am the Lord, do you believe me?” the voice said. “Yes, Lord I believe, I really believe, but I can’t hang on much longer.” “If you really believe you will be alright, I will save you, just let go of the branch.” The man paused for a moment then said, “is there anyone else up there?”
Isn't that just like human nature...God has given us His word and promised time and time again to take care of us...and human nature still looks for an alternate route...
When the only thing we have to do to receive His care...is trust God that He will do what He says He will do..Amen??
Romans 12:1-3 NKJ
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which isyour reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith
Luke 17:5-6 NKJ
5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Here we see two references to faith… The first one says that God has dealt, or given us a measure of faith..and that includes everyone,
no one a larger measure, or a smaller amount...everyone the same amount, a measure..
What is a measure? to ascertain the extent, dimensions, quantity,capacity, etc., of, especially by comparison with a standard:
A measure what ever amount it is...is Gods standard of faith!
and one thing we know about God He never short changes His Children...
He always supplies more than enough to complete the task at hand.
So a measure is more than an ample supply...amen?
The second one says… If we just have the tiniest amount of faith (mustard size faith) that we can do miraculous things, that we could command a tree to be physically thrown in the lake and it would have to obey us.
A measure of Faith… Is not the same amount, or the same size as a mustard seed. It's clearly more, a whole lot more.
Mark 11:22-24 NKJ
22. So Jesus answered and said to them, Have faith in God.
23. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
I don't believe anyone has a problem talking to the mountain… Its the doubting in the heart, that creates a problem for us.
And let's be truthful here, the thing that we doubt in, is our ability....not Gods. Right?
Because Gods Ability is Awesome...
Gods Ability knows no Limits...
There is nothing out of the realm of God's ability…
But the thing most people fail to realize and remember is this.....
He's already equipped us with a measure of faith which is more than enough to get the job done....
however...there's a catch?
that measure involves believing in and trusting in His ability and not our own...
TBS. but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says...
So if we believe, even with just a tiny amount of that measure of Faith God has given to us...those things will come to pass!
When we read of the amazing stories and parables in the Bible and the great accomplishments and things that were done through the men and women of God...
we realize that it was always God who did those things, not the men and women who asked him to do those things....
but their faith in His Ability...that He would do them when they asked Him to do them!!
And God clearly wants to still do things for his children… If they will only believe!
I want you to know this morning… That there is no need that you may have, great or small, that God does not want to see met and exceeded,